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Mobilizing to Pass Delaware’s Death Penalty Repeal Legislation in 2015

Mobilizing to Pass Delaware’s Death Penalty Repeal Legislation in 2015

by Abraham Bonowitz Abraham Bonowitz is a member of Catholic Mobilizing Networks Advisory Board  The Delaware Repeal Project (DE Repeal), a coalition of 29 partner organizations in Delaware, educates Delawareans about the problems of the death penalty system and leads the campaign... MORE

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

CMN has joined #GivingTuesday! Taking place on December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – this movement will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about... MORE

Taking Action to Achieve Change: An Interview with Sr. Marion Defeis

Taking Action to Achieve Change: An Interview with Sr. Marion Defeis

Sister Marion Defeis served as a chaplain for 23 years at Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York before retiring in 2007. In her interview with CMN, she reflects on her role in advocating the reform of the Rockefeller Drug... MORE

The Christmas Cards That Helped Save A Life

The Christmas Cards That Helped Save A Life

by Sister Camille D’arienzo, RSM Sister Camille D’arienzo is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy. She is the founder of Cherish Life Circle and is a prominent radio commentator. Sister Camille served as president of... MORE

Calling All Religious

Calling All Religious

Calling All Religious Catholic Mobilizing Network is overwhelmed by the good work that is being done by so many amazing religious in our country.  Their stories, like that of Sr. Marion Defeis (article above), are great testimonies as to how... MORE

World Day Against the Death Penalty

World Day Against the Death Penalty

October 10, 2014 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. Please join us in prayer:   This year’s annual World Day Against the Death Penalty seeks to draw particular attention to individuals who suffer from mental illness and are at... MORE

Respect Life Month

Respect Life Month

This October, the Catholic Church throughout the United States will observe Respect Life Month, a commemoration that is now in its 43rd year. Beginning October 5, Respect Life Sunday, our nation’s Catholics will be called to renew their personal commitment... MORE

Taking a Stand for All Life: A personal story by Sr. Kathy Cash

Taking a Stand for All Life: A personal story by Sr. Kathy Cash

by Sister Kathy Cash, OSB Sister Kathy Cash is a Ferdinand Benedictine and a motivated advocate for ending the use of the death penalty. She teaches math at Trinity High School in Louisville, KY. I thank my parents from teaching me at a very... MORE

Bishop Ramírez: "Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration"

Bishop Ramírez: “Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration”

Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramírez, C.S.B. presented the talk “Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Bishop Looks Back” on July 22, 2014 at the Summer Institute on Social Action held in St. Louis. The speech  presents the background and context of the writing of the... MORE

Even the Smallest of Seeds Grows Into Everlasting Life

Even the Smallest of Seeds Grows Into Everlasting Life

By Adrienne Walsh, Director of Advancement – August 22, 2014 – In high school, I was cast in the musical “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz. The musical is structured around a series of parables based on the Gospel of Matthew. The... MORE